Health

New Women’s Heart Health Guidelines Issued

Feb 17th, 2011 | By
New Women’s Heart Health Guidelines Issued

The American Heart Association (AHA) issued new guidelines for women’s heart health this week. The new guidelines focus on steps women are likely to put into practice, in contrast to previous recommendations that often failed to consider obstacles patients face in following doctors’ advice. To reduce the risk of heart disease, the guidelines recommend: Monitoring
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Calorie Labels Don’t Deter Fast Food, Study Shows

Feb 16th, 2011 | By
Calorie Labels Don’t Deter Fast Food, Study Shows

Restaurant labels posting calorie counts don’t deter teenagers or parents of younger children from buying unhealthy fast food, according to a study published online Tuesday in the International Journal of Obesity. The study was designed to test the effectiveness of mandatory labeling laws that went into effect in New York City in July 2008. According
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February is Children’s Dental Health Month, Parents Reminded

Feb 11th, 2011 | By
February is Children’s Dental Health Month, Parents Reminded

Every February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) to raise oral health awareness. This year to support the effort, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) issued a press release recommending guidelines for parents to help their children develop good habits at an early age. Instilling proper oral health habits at
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Lifestyle Affects Lifespan More than Genetics, Study Finds

Feb 8th, 2011 | By
Lifestyle Affects Lifespan More than Genetics, Study Finds

How you live plays a bigger role in how long you will live than who your parents were, according to a study recently conducted by the University of Gothenburg’s Sahlgrenska Academy and published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. The study found that you have the best chance of living to 90 if you have
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More Americans Using Alternative Medicine to Cut Costs

Feb 5th, 2011 | By
More Americans Using Alternative Medicine to Cut Costs

Americans struggling to afford health care turned sharply from conventional medicine to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) over the past decade, according to a new study first reported by the Health Behavior News Service on Tuesday. CAM encompasses a range of cheaper alternatives to conventional drugs and surgery. These include herbal medicine, acupuncture, acupressure, massage,
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Doctors Attack Ignorance to Fight Autism Vaccine Scare

Feb 4th, 2011 | By
Doctors Attack Ignorance to Fight Autism Vaccine Scare

Health care professionals are finding ignorance as deadly and tough a foe as disease, as they struggle to undo the damage done by a fraudulent allegation linking autism to measles vaccine. The allegation emanated from Andrew Wakefield, a former surgeon and medical researcher from Britain. In 1998 Wakefield and twelve other doctors published a paper
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Obama Proclaims February American Heart Month

Feb 2nd, 2011 | By
Obama Proclaims February American Heart Month

This week, President Obama proclaimed February February American Heart Month, upholding a Congressional regulation in effect since the Kennedy administration. The President reminded the nation that heart disease remains a widespread health issue. He urged Americans to take preventive measures. One in three adults in the United States is living with some form of cardiovascular
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David Cameron Has Plans to Eradicate Polio

Jan 29th, 2011 | By
David Cameron Has Plans to Eradicate Polio

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced in Davos, Switzerland on Friday that Britain is planning on attempting to eradicate polio, doubling its commitment by pledging $60 million (£40 million), an increase from the previous $30 million in 2011. “I passionately believe that we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rid the world of the evil of
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Increased Risk for Breast Cancer for Those Using Hormone Replacement Therapy Early

Jan 28th, 2011 | By
Increased Risk for Breast Cancer for Those Using Hormone Replacement Therapy Early

The Journal Of The National Cancer Institute has published findings in their examination of two in-depth studies of hormone replacement therapy or HRT: the Women’s Health Initiative (United States) and the Million Women Study (United Kingdom). According to the research, the incidence of breast cancer for women in the group who did not take HRT
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Your Lucky Seven in 2011: New Year’s Resolutions for Baby Boomers

Jan 22nd, 2011 | By
Your Lucky Seven in 2011: New Year’s Resolutions for Baby Boomers

Your Lucky Seven in 2011: New Year’s Resolutions for Baby Boomers The new year spawns a lot of optimists who want to lose weight, stop smoking, start exercising, all great ideas, but by March many resolutions have gone (yet again) unkept. How about promising yourself to keep only a few resolutions that can not only
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